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244. The Poetry of Uncertainty, the Uncertainty of Poetry

Friday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 305, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Anthony Geist, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Speakers: Silvia Bermúdez, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Luis Charry, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Michelle A. Clayton, Brown Univ.; James Staig Limidoro, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Sharon Keefe Ugalde, Texas State Univ.; Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, Univ. of Iowa

Responding: Anthony Geist

Session Description:

What is the future of poetry in the digital age? What is the role of poetry in an era of postliteracy? Our title comes from an anthology of Spanish language poets published simultaneously in eight countries: Poesía ante la incertidumbre, a unique initiative in a literary culture in which Spain and Latin America are, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, countries separated by a common language.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Poetry

  • Latin American Literature

  • Spanish Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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